Alabama Voting


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Alabama is a state with a strong political presence. The state is home to the Republican Party, which is the majority party in all of its counties. The Democratic Party also holds some influence in many of the larger cities and counties. There are several local political organizations such as the Alabama Republican Party, Alabama Democratic Party, and Libertarian Party of Alabama that help shape politics in the state. Every two years, elections take place for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. During these elections there are numerous candidates running for office on both sides of the aisle who fight to represent their constituents' best interests. Additionally, on the federal level congressional races take place every two years in order to determine who will serve as representatives in Washington D.C. While politics in Alabama can be divided among party lines, citizens ultimately decide who will lead them through their votes at election time.

The political climate in Alabama is strongly conservative.

In Alabama 36.6% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 62.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Alabama remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.0% to 36.6%.
Alabama voted Republican in the previous six Presidential elections.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Alabama is strongly conservative.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Alabama, Alabama: R R R R R R

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Alabama

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 89,528 contributions totaling $13,284,874 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $148 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 53,208 contributions totaling $23,310,361 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $438 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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